Poker rooms’ traffic increased by 40% in 2020 compared to 2019
Early in the year, many countries have taken strict quarantine measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The global pandemic has had a significant impact on the online poker industry, as quite a few people stayed home, due to which traffic of almost all poker rooms increased significantly.
After some time, the traffic, of course, began to decline, but if we compare last year's figures, then (according to GameIntel) they are 40% higher compared to the same period in 2019.
Most of the traffic growth comes from the top Asian poker room – GGPoker, which accounts for almost a third of the total poker traffic. Last year, this figure was 12%.
Despite the fact that post-quarantine summer traffic figures dropped markedly, in early 2021, many countries are planning to again enter a lockdown. It is therefore possible that a new boom in online poker is yet to come.